Chilton Allan Edit Profile
He attended the common schools, and also received private instructions.
After this, he served an apprenticeship of three years as a wheelwright, studying law in his leisure time. He was admitted to the bar in 1808 and commenced practice in Winchester, Kentucky. He was elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-second and Twenty-third Congresses and reelected as a Whig to the Twenty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1837).
In Congress, he served as chairman, Committee on Territories (Twenty-third Congress) but was not a candidate for renomination in 1836. After leaving Congress, he was appointed president of the Kentucky board of internal improvements in 1837 and served until 1839, when he resigned. He died in Winchester, Kentucky in 1858 and was buried in Winchester Cemetery.
Allan was a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1811, 1815, 1822, and 1830 and a member of the Kentucky Senate 1823–1827. He resumed the practice of law and was again a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1842.